By Kevin Deutsch
A Coral Springs man was arrested this week for his role in a stone-throwing attack targeting a local construction business owner, court records show.
According to an arrest affidavit, Dwayne Allen, 38, was one of three men riding all-terrain vehicles when they trespassed at the active construction site in Coral Springs on Oct. 25, 2021.
Once the trespassers entered the site, located at Northwest 120th Avenue and Northwest 39th Street, they rode their ATVs recklessly on the property, despite signs clearly warning trespassers to stay away, records show.
When the site’s owner, John Biggie, of JBI Building and Developers, told the trespassers to leave, they told him: “f— off, I’m not leaving,” and “I’m going to f— you up,” according to the affidavit.
As Biggie stood on a front loader, one of the trespassers picked up a stone and hurled it at the business owner, narrowly missing his head, police said. According to the affidavit, he then picked up a larger stone that was too heavy to throw, so he dropped it.
“The victim stated the subject [later identified as Allen] threatened to kill him during this encounter,” police wrote.
The trespassers mounted their ATVs and fled the site, but police sent out a be-on-the-lookout alert for their vehicles and were soon hot on the trespassers’ trails, records show.
The riders, including Allen, were caught and detained in the area a short time later, police said.
When confronted by officers about the rock attack, Allen claimed Biggie had used the front loader to pick up the rear tires of the other suspects’ ATVs and told Allen he would kill him.
In response, Allen claimed, he had picked up a rock from the ground. But he denied throwing it.
“I explained to [Allen], ‘what if I were to tell you the video showed someone throwing a rock?’ and he replied, ‘I’m not going to say you are lying,” police wrote in the affidavit.
When police examined surveillance video from the construction site, the footage showed Allen picking up the rock, but it did “not capture [Allen] throwing the rock which possibly occurred out of frame.”
Allen was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and trespassing on a construction site, according to court records.
He was freed from the Broward Main Jail on a $1,500 bond, the records show.
The other two accused trespassers, whose names were not immediately available Saturday, were also charged with trespassing on a construction site, police said.
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